Meeting 554 Agenda

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

PDF version of Agenda 554

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Craig Waddell, Senate President
DATE: Nov. 3, 2014
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #554
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Control, Vice Presidents, Library Reserve, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, MTU Lode, MTU Daily Bull

Meeting #554 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 5, 2014 in Room 642 in the DOW Building.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting.

Except for Proposal 12-15 (copy attached), the proposals listed below are available at http://www.mtu.edu/senate/policies-procedures/proposals-year/2014-15/

Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

AGENDA TIME
1.  Call to Order  
2.  Roll Call and Recognition of Visitors 5
3.  Approval of Agenda 2
4.  Approval of Minutes from Meetings 553 2
5.  President's Report 10
The Administration has approved the following Senate proposals:  
  •  3-15 "Creating a Visiting Professor of Practice Position"
  •  6-15 "Compensation for Senate Vice President: (subject to proposed change in the last sentence of proposal)
  •  7-15 "Shelving the Master of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering (EGR3)"
  •  8-15 "Shelving the Master of Engineering Degree in Environmental Engineering" (ERG4)
 
 6.  Committee Reports  10
 7.  Guest Presentations  20
Michigan Tech Ombuds Susanna Peters, M.S.J.D.  http://www.mtu.edu/social-sciences/department/faculty/peters/  What the Michigan Tech Ombuds does  http://www.mtu.edu/ombuds  
Steven Steinhoff, Senior in Survey Engineering at Michigan tEch and USG Treasurer:  A user's perspective on regulating e-cigerettes.  
Jennifer Riehl, MS in Forensic Molecular Biology (SUNY Albany, 2007), PhD in Forest Genetics and Biotechnology (Michigan Tech, 2014), and MS candidate in Environmental Policy (Michigan TEch):  A summary of research on health effects of e-cigarettes.  
8.  Unfinished Business 20
a.  Proposal 9-15 “Revising Senate Procedures 108.1.1: Format for Proposing New Academic Programs"  
b. Proposal 10-15 “Amending Senate Procedures 414.1.1: Eliminating and Shelving Degrees and Certificates”  
c. Proposal 11-15 “Amending the Senate’s Bylaws”  
9.  New Business 20
a.  Proposal 6-15 "Compensation for Senate Vice President" (approved by the administration subject to a change in the last sentence)  
b.  Proposal 12-15 "Degree Name Change from Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology - Earth Science Education to Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology - Earth and Space Science and Integrated Science"  
10.  Public Comments  15
11.  Adjournment